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    Advice re estate agents

    @IIENTry this link: https://www.microburbs.com.au/Vic/Melbourne-Southeastern-municipalities/Mornington-Peninsula-Shire/Mornington-(Vic.) There is a 3 page limit for viewing pages of the site without an account. Then you will need to sign up but it is also free to make an account!
  2. Here are some plans for the summer. Portsea Hotel, Portsea With multimillion-dollar projects springing up all over the Mornington Peninsula, the region's beachside stalwarts are refreshing themselves to keep up with the Jackalopes. Portsea Hotel for one. A recent refresh by design firm Projects of Imagination has spruced up the giant waterfront hotel with a new events space overlooking the bay, a burger bar and whisky den, an art gallery and an entertainment space, which will host live gigs and yoga sessions for the #fitspo crowd. Chef Paul Tyas (ex-Grosvenor Hotel and The Point, Albert Park) is heading the main kitchen and is delivering a polished menu with coiffed pub classics, plus fresher share plates, seafood and grilled meats. 3746 Point Nepean Road, Portsea, portseahotel.com.au Pier Street Kitchen, Dromana Dee's Kitchen in Dromana has become Pier Street Kitchen, an all-day cafe with a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern skew. They're ticking all the good cafe boxes with specialty coffee, all-day breakfast, children's menus and also craft beers and local wines for adults. Get around the spiced sausage rolls or the excellent falafels with silky hummus and bright salads. 19 Pier Street, Dromana, 03 5981 4666, pierstreetkitchen.com.au Hotel Sorrento Hotel Sorrento is also getting a touch-up. On Boxing Day, it launched The Cellar, a new wine and whisky bar, serving local wines, cocktails and Euro-style wine bar food in an old world space of leather booths and exposed limestone walls designed by Wendy Bergman, who was behind the luxe renovation of Giant Steps and the Mount Erica Hotel. Always a summer playground, there will be live music on Sundays. 5-15 Hotham Road, Sorrento, 03 5984 8000, hotelsorrento.com.au The Greek @ Customs House, Geelong Great Greek on the water has come to Geelong at the hands of Sydney's pioneer of modern-Greek cuisine, Peter Conistis. The chef-owner of Sydney's Alpha has turned the heritage-listed Customs House into a seafood-focused taverna. As in Sydney, you can expect tweaks on your Hellenic classics (haloumi comes with candied black walnuts and slow-roasted lamb is cooked in clay) but local calamari, octopus and anything else he can grab fresh off the boat is the clincher, selected from the big display up front and grilled in the olive wood-fired oven in the courtyard. 57 Brougham Street, Geelong, 03 5246 6500, thegreekcustomshouse.com Gladioli, Port Fairy Gladioli is back, and now it's on the beach. Chef-owner Matt Dempsey shuttered his hatted Inverleigh restaurant in 2016, finding it too difficult to maintain standards while commuting from his home in Port Fairy. Dempsey has reopened the restaurant in the heritage-listed Seacombe House – the bluestone vacated in January by Kirstyn and Ryan Sessions when they closed their fine diner Fen. Gladioli has picked up where it left off. The tweezered mod-Oz menu built on gun produce such as Great Ocean Road ducks, Shaw River cheeses and the local seafood is available a la carte or as five or eight-course tasting menus. 22 Sackville Street, Port Fairy, facebook.com/GladioliRestaurant Blackman's Brewery, Torquay Chef Glenn Laurie departed Heidelberg's Little Black Pig and Sons last year, with eyes on opening a place in the city, but he's made a sea change instead and taken the reins at Blackman's Brewery in Torquay. The pitch is a little different to his last post doing home-style Italian. Here, the menu is more broadly European and built to work with the beers, but his produce focus has drastically lifted the offering since starting mid-May. Cheeses for pizzas are coming in from That's Amore, on Saturdays they might do big paellas and Laurie hopes to introduce a lot more fresh seafood. Embracing the brews, dessert might be a granita and jelly made using strawberries salvaged after they've been used to flavour a strawberry gose beer. 26 Bell Street, Torquay, 03 5261 5310, blackmansbrewery.com.au https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news/going-coastal-the-hottest-new-openings-around-victorias-coast-20181217-h197xg
  3. bayside

    Advice re estate agents

    If you make a free account on https://www.microburbs.com.au/ you can use the site to become more familiar with the area based on various scores including travel/convenience, tranquility, family friendly and affluence. This should assist you in researching suburbs. In the Life in Australia > Education forum on this website you can learn about the best schools and everything education related.
  4. 'Balnarring beauty poised to top $6 million (JANUARY 4, 2019) An elegant American farmstead-and-Hamptons-inspired property hidden inland on the Mornington Peninsula is making waves at the top end of the market — and across Australia online. An elegant American farmstead-and-Hamptons-inspired property hidden inland on the Mornington Peninsula is making waves at the top end of the market. The 3.12ha property at 230 Myers Rd, Balnarring was the most viewed listing in Australia to end 2018 and kick start the new year on realestate.com.au. While no doubt plenty can only dream of setting foot in the laid-back luxe four-bedroom home, Aqua Real Estate director Michelle Skoglund said those with the cash to seal a deal that would “definitely have a six in front of it” were also showing plenty of interest. RELATED: Live like a lord at beachside Frankston South mansion “It’s definitely causing a lot of excitement on the Mornington Peninsula,” she said. “There is very strong inquiry. I’ve had at least five calls a day since it went online (two weeks ago) from people trying to get through prior to the first open for inspection.” A pool, spa, fire pit, pool house and extensive horse facilities are some of the exclusive elements to enjoy on the expansive grounds. The two-year-old house has soaring ceiling heights in the main open-plan living area, with stone features and American oak timber flooring also driving a deluxe Hamptons aesthetic. Balnarring is about an hour from Melbourne. The property’s first inspection is tomorrow, January 5, from 2.30-3pm.' https://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/melbourne-vic/balnarring-beauty-poised-to-top-6-million/news-story/b6a2c166c91e07b64761923a7fc06ffe
  5. MELBOURNE’S MOST POPULAR HOUSING MARKETS OF 2018 Top 5 most searched suburbs with a median house price above $800,000 Richmond: 466,909 searches, $1.25m median house sale price South Yarra: 277,221, $1.75m Brighton: 256,999, $2.4m Mt Eliza: 249,717, $1.2m Mornington: 255,576, $800,000 Most searched suburbs Richmond: 466,909 searches, $1.25m median house sale price Berwick: 373,475, $691,444 Sunbury: 299,673, $540,000 South Yarra: 277,221, $1.75m Pakenham: 275,603, $523,250 Point Cook: 258,542, $655,000 Brighton: 256,999, $2.4m Mornington: 255,576, $800,000 Mt Eliza: 249,717, $1.2m Werribee: 245,060, $500,000
  6. Sellers in Mornington Peninsula made the biggest total profit by value in the September quarter in Melbourne $198.43 million Highest total value of profit Mornington Peninsula: $198.43m total value of profit, 99.8% of sales made gains, $318,500 median profit Boroondara: $188.75m, 88.1%, $515,000 Whitehorse: $187.93m, 95.8%, $505,000 Monash: $173.67m, 96.3%, $555,000 Casey: $162.32m, 99.5%, $245,500 Source: CoreLogic, September quarter, for houses and unit combined
  7. ‘Dream peninsula getaways shine in 2018 (31 DEC 2018) Among the top 2018 sales in the Mornington Peninsula was Rovina at 3808 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea, which fetched $13.8 million in April. The early 1960s-built cliff-front residence looking over the pier and Weeroona Bay has a prime Portsea spot on a large 1990sq m. The house, with a design by renowned architect Geoffrey Sommers, made use of recycled materials from well-known Melbourne buildings and was styled like a Mediterranean villa. It offers grand interiors with a five-bedroom floorplan and lovely outdoor viewing terraces. There are multiple living zones, a central pool atrium and outdoor entertainment area. The property has a separate bluestone cottage and also offered the option to purchase a boatshed positioned directly below the house on Fishermans Beach. The Point Nepean Rd stretch of Portsea was listed among the nation’s most-view streets based on data from views by house hunters on realestate.com.au over a three-year period. In Dromana, a new luxury house was snapped in January for above $10 million to set a new suburb record. Cevennes at 97 Harrisons Rd is a stunning five-bedroom, six-bathroom house on an 11.3ha allotment within one of the peninsula’s oldest vineyards. It comprises a main residence with a series of luxury villa suites and also features its own helipad, resort-style outdoor areas and offers stunning views. The buyers were a couple who already own homes in several countries, a spokesman for listing agent Michael Keating International said. The house is one of the most luxurious built on the peninsula and was designed by Greg Coles, who is well-known for luxury resort designs, the spokesman added. The landholding was developed in the 1930s as a vineyard and was once owned by well-known winemakers Seppelt. Towards the end of the year, 3 Callanans Rd, Red Hill sold shortly after being listed with a price guide of $7.5-$8 million. It is understood to have sold within that range. Set in coveted Red Hill spot, the home, with a design by Louis Chiodo Architects, sits on a large acreage with picturesque gardens and views towards Western Port Bay. The bespoke home with quality finishes has an open-plan living and dining zone with a marble-wrapped fireplace. Three lavish bedrooms, multiple living zones, a granite benchtop kitchen, study, balcony and a cellar are among its many features. Outside are bluestone terraces with landscaped gardens and a mod grass tennis court. The versatile allotment also has 14 horse paddocks, three cattle paddocks, state of the art stables and a floodlit covered riding arena.’
  8. https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-house-vic-red+hill+south-129562186 ‘Incredible Red Hill South home hits the market with eight-figure price tag (OCTOBER 27, 2018) A JAW-DROPPING Mornington Peninsula property has hit the market with price hopes more than double the record for its suburb. Is the best property on the peninsula outside Portsea? IMMENSE views across the bay and a finely-crafted residence to match. That combination makes 29 Callanans Rd, Red Hill South the “best property on the Mornington Peninsula”, according to Peninsula Sotheby’s managing director Rob Curtain. “It’s faultless,” he said. “The attention to detail, the quality — the stonemason was there for over a year.” It’s on the market with a $15-$16.5 million price guide. With a sale in this price range, the property would more than double Red Hill South’s biggest ever sale of $6 million, achieved in 2016, according to CoreLogic. The 6.47ha property has glorious gardens, with a horizon pool and spa that captures the view across Point Leo to Phillip Island. The meticulously made Hamptons-style house also frames the bay outlook. At its heart is a gourmet kitchen with scullery, joined by lounge and dining zones leading out to an entertainment space and poolside terrace. The home’s extensive accommodation includes a self-contained loft apartment. Horses are spoiled, too — the impressive equestrian facilities include top-notch stables, a full-sized arena, float storage, a wash bay, tack room, plus post and rail paddocks and spring-fed dams. Six-car garaging is also included. The property is being offered via private sale. Red Hill recently took the title of being Victoria’s most-searched suburb on realestate.com.au. Mr Curtain said the suburb and those around it had seen a surge in buyer interest in the past year, with many seeing the bonus in the shorter drive from Melbourne than popular Flinders. “And it’s tightly held,” he added. He said clifftop acreages with views of Westernport Bay were especially sought after.’
  9. The Mornington Peninsula had the highest house price growth rate in Greater Melbourne in 2017 growing by 18.4%. Moody's Analytics also expects the region to continue to be in growth in 2019.
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    Best schools in Victoria/Melbourne

    Top 50 VCE performing schools of 2018 https://www.google.com.au/maps/d/viewer?mid=1cN6uFnuY1VqAdI-jTvltVJwr9e9gstXk&ll=-37.69016569295911%2C144.94469569609373&z=9
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    Mt Eliza _ Melbourne Suburbs

  12. 18 DEC 2018 'Coastal property has been tipped for a hotter summer property market than Melbourne’s lukewarm spring. A wave of bidders splashed a $500,000 premium on a Portsea holiday home at the weekend. The multimillion-dollar house at 6 Tea Tree Rise went under the hammer on Sunday, December 16, and a wave of bidders pushed it to a $4.75 million sale. RT Edgar director James Paynter said the buyer came from Brighton and had refused to back down, despite having seen the home for the first time that day. He’s expecting an “exciting’” summer as a result. “If this is what’s coming for the peninsula in summer, it’s going to be a really good summer for auctions,” Mr Paynter said. A total of five groups bid for the stunning six-bedroom, six-bathroom house, kicking things off with a $3.6 million initial offer. The home was called on the market at the top of its range at about $4.25 million, but the offers kept on until $4.75 million. “The buyer turned up on the day and had never seen it before, and went toe-to-toe with a buyer who had been in love with it from the first week we opened it,” Mr Paynter said. “I had a pretty good product, and there aren’t many on the peninsula to rival something like that. “And the market reacted really well.” All of the buyers had come from Melbourne and were looking for a holiday home, which he said boded well for most property markets along the coast. He expected more affordable homes might see similar enthusiasm, with holiday home buyers typically in a different demographic to the typical homebuyer in Melbourne. “If they are priced correctly, they are going to be okay,” he said. Those who did not price their homes correctly could face long stints — around 250 days — on the market, however, he said. CoreLogic Australian head of real estate Geoff White said he anticipated a more subdued coastal market across summer than recent years — but one that might perform better than that seen in Melbourne across spring. “Some of those properties will be quite different and have different price brackets and even different types of people buying them — people who are less reliant on traditional lending,” Mr White said. “So it might be a bit of an improvement to what we have been seeing.”
  13. 18 DEC 2018 'A wider spread of buyers and affordable homes should see the Mornington Peninsula ride the trend of buyer uncertainty. Expatriate and interstate buyers keen to own property in the peninsula, and buyers from Melbourne and inner bayside and eastern suburbs, will continue to keep demand healthy, according to local agents. “This is in addition to locals who are upsizing or downsizing within the peninsula,” Nicholas Lynch, who has been involved in real estate for three decades, said. “Some pockets have seen some levelling off in prices but overall demand is still very strong.” The region, Mr Lynch said, had not felt the full impact of the softening Melbourne market. “The market here has always been different and there was strong spring and summer listings and, in fact, supply cannot meet the demand,” he said. With prices affordable when compared with bayside suburbs, peninsula home are attractive to those buyers seeking a sea or tree-change, he added. At the southern end of the peninsula, Kay & Burton Portsea director Liz Jensen noted prices had remained steady. “The prices have been consistent and homes are selling mainly within the quoted range and in some cases, competition led to stronger results,” Ms Jensen said. The peninsula market, once traditionally active in the autumn, spring and summer months and with a lull in winter, has now become a year-round market. Some agents said more vendors were selling in winter due to less competition and demand. “We saw good competition this year and most of our sales over the past 12 months have seen more than one buyer per property,” Ms Jensen said. Agents noted a surge in listings in late spring, with vendors keen to close deals prior to Christmas.' There was also growing interest in lesser known suburbs in 2018. While demand in a traditional buyer favourite such as Sorrento remained steady over the year, more buyers popped up in Portsea, Ms Jensen said. “The stretch of beachside Sorrento has always been popular among buyers, but we are seeing more interest in Portsea although the homes are more expensive,” she said.
  14. It has been estimated that 40% of houses on the Mornignton Peninsula are holiday houses. That means that there is a higher chance that they were permanents. In 2016 there were almost 1000 people living in Red Hill. It isn't really a long way out if the residents are employed in the local economy. Especially if you work in one of the nearby wineries or in hospitality!
  15. Yes! It really has and the new extension of the Link via the Mordialloc Freeway is set to cut 10-15mins off of the trip and make the Mornington Peninsula more desirable those suburbs such as Mt Eliza and Mornington closest to Melbourne more popular for commuters.